Monthly Archives: June 2012
Monthly Archives: June 2012

Market Summary: Grains & Oilseeds Continue to Gain on Weather Worries

Market Summary: Livestock Rallies with Corn Futures

US lean hogs rallied, ending up amid a big discount to the cash market and supply concerns thanks to the hot weather. Extreme heat across the nation's midsection could hurt production, says Linn Group analyst John Ginzel. Traders add that …

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During corn tassling, producers wonder whether to irrigate or not. Dennis McCoy, Product Agronomist, Pioneer Hi-bred International has this advice;   "There’s always a lot of question about if the irrigation whether it’s from a hog lagoon or fresh water…how …

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Irrigation Being Used on Carolina Corn Crop in Spite of Rain

James Russell Boyd, Washington and Beaufort County NC farmer installed quite a bit of irrigation this year, and in spite of some timely rains, he’s used the irrigation systems this year:   “Yes, I am. Where we’re using some flood …

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Retail Beef Prices Continue Upward

Although the pace has slowed from that of last year, retail beef prices have continued to rise faster than food prices overall, according to the latest Consumer Price Index for Food. The report shows beef prices increased by 0.6 percent …

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New Fire Codes Could Impact Animal Producers

The National Fire Protection Association has voted to amend its standards for animal housing facilities – requiring fire sprinkling systems in newly constructed and some existing facilities. The National Pork Producers Council says this is a substantial change of the …

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Decision on Arizona Immigration Law Could Impact Produce Industry

United Fresh says the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law will likely lead to greater labor force instability for produce industry employers in the state of Arizona – but also other states with similar immigration laws. Due to the …

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WTO to Investigate India

The World Trade Organization will investigate and decide if Indian restrictions on U.S. poultry meat and eggs break global commerce rules. India says its ban on imports of various U.S. farm products is needed to prevent the spread of low-pathogenic …

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NC State’s Dr. Mike Walden – Money in the Vault

There’s been much criticism of the Federal Reserve and the money they’ve been printing in the past few years. Some worry all these new dollars will eventually cause inflation to skyrocket. Is there any reason why this wouldn’t happen? N.C. …

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Friday’s Hogs & Pigs Report Could be Dated

A government report due later this week is expected to signal an expansion in hogs supplies through the balance of the year and beyond–that is, before drought conditions in recent weeks began to threaten the coming U.S. corn crop, which …

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